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3 Pearl Options Every Bride Should Know About

 

In keeping with themes of purity and innocence, pearls are a conventional wedding accessory, both for the bridal party and the bride herself. Lest that leave the bride-to-be feeling deprived of creative options, the following list of pearl variations offers a means of personalizing a long-time tradition.

 

Freshwater Pearls

Freshwater pearls are the most common alternative to basic pearls and are famous for their diversity in terms of size, shape and color. Perhaps the best feature of the freshwater pearl is that it is quite accessible and so, despite its comparable beauty, is less expensive than a saltwater pearl. Freshwater pearls are usually polished to expose their colors and subtle metallic overtones and can be found in every tone from slightly yellow to pink to glistening black. Dyeing freshwater pearls is common practice and makes for consistent, striking pieces to be included together on a single piece of jewelry. 

Favorite Style: Pearl Cluster Hoop Earrings

 

Keishi Pearls

Keishi pearls are the most unusual pearl you will see, due to their distinctive, uneven contours. Like the freshwater pearl, they come in an assortment of shapes and sizes, but the Keishi pearl is often flat or dimpled and rarely round, resulting in unique surfaces from which to reflect the light. When strung together, Keishi Pearls combine to create a line of exquisite texture and variety.

Favorite Style: Gray Keishi Pearl Choker

 

Coin Pearl

A variety of the freshwater pearl, the Coin Pearl looks just like its name Ė circular and flat like a disk, but with rounded edges. Coin pearls make great pendants, earring drops and bracelet charms. Like all pearls, the coin pearl can come in almost any color, but is most often found in the classic white. We suggest flanking or alternating the Coin Pearl with small, color-rich gemstones for a subtle match to your wedding's color theme.

Favorite Style: Smokey Topaz & Coin Pearl Bracelet